City Council Wants Austin to Come to the Rescue Over Pension Crisis and Lawsuits. The council wrested with the much-talked-about pension crisis and police pay lawsuits that could be financially disastrous for the city of Dallas yesterday. Now, they think their best bet is to call on the state legislature to change a 2005 law that made suing the city over goods and services easier. This will get worse before it gets better.
Fort Worth Symphony Strike Over. The first strike in the history of the orchestra, which had gone on for three months, ended last night after musicians came to an agreement with management. They now have a new four-year deal that runs through July 31, 2020. An anonymous donor gave the symphony $700,000, the amount of the budget deficit that had resulted in proposed pay cuts for musicians.
Laura Miller Faces New Battle with Breast Cancer. The former Dallas mayor announced that she’s been diagnosed again with breast cancer after beating it in 1998. She had a double mastectomy a few weeks ago and begins chemotherapy next Wednesday.
Duncanville Officer Shoot Person in Downtown Dallas. Officials were serving a warrant yesterday afternoon on Commerce Street when the Duncanville officer shot the suspect, who died at the scene. The shooting is being investigated.
It’s Officially Winter in Dallas. It’s in the mid-30s now and will stay that way throughout the day. The weekend will be a bit warmer, but for today you’ll need some extra layers.Read More